Staff with academic status are adjunct members of staff, who, through their workplace or research interests, support the academic programmes. Our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes would not be possible without our range of dedicated Industry Partners and academic supporters, all of whom contribute enormously to the capacity and quality of our disipline.

Staff with Academic Status

Research Interests

Eleanor Adams
Associate Lecturer
BSc (Hons), MA University of Adelaide
SA Museum

Human osteology, forensic anthropology, anatomical sciences, museum and curatorial studies

Professor Geoff Bailey
Senior Research Fellow
BA University of Cambridge, PhD University of Cambridge

Coastal prehistory, shell mounds, submerged landscapes, bioarchaeological analysis of marine molluscs, tectonic geomorphology and landscape reconstruction, archaeological theories of time

James Bateman
BA (Hons) Flinders University

Archaeological photography, history of archaeological photography, Port Adelaide maritime heritage research

Dr Peter Bell
BA (Hons) JCU, PhD JCU
Historical Research Pty Ltd, Goodwood SA

Historical archaeology, architecture, cultural heritage management, mining, conservation

Robert Bevan

Architecture of war, memory, urban design, cultural heritage and symbolic communication

Julia Clark
Adjunct Lecturer
BA Cornell College, PhD University of Pittsburgh

Eurasian Archaeology; zooarchaeology; settlement pattern surveys; archaeotourism; Cultural Heritage Preservation; Mongolia; pastoral adaptations

Andrew Collett
BA Adelaide, LLB Adelaide

Aboriginal cultural heritage and the law, native title, stolen generations, Aboriginal deaths in custody

Jillian Comber
Comber Consultants Pty Limited, Croydon, NSW

Indigenous archaeology, lithic technology, dissonant theory in the context of dispossession, interactions between Aboriginal people and Chinese sojourners, cultural heritage management

Dr Neale Draper 
BA (Hons) UQ, MA New Mexico, PhD New Mexico

Cultural heritage management, Indigenous archaeology and anthropology, native title and Aboriginal studies

Dr Art Durband
BA, MA Northern Illinois, PhD Tennessee
Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Texas Tech Universty

Physical anthropology, human evolution, human osteology, bioarchaeology, Australia, Southeast Asia

Dr Maddy Fowler
BArch (Hons), PhD Flinders University
Wessex Archaeology, UK

Australian archaeology, Indigenous archaeology, historical archaeology (European and Indigenous), maritime archaeology, underwater cultural heritage management, interpretations of cultural landscapes, decolonisation of theory and practice, intangible heritage

Natalie Franklin
BA (Hons)  Anthropology (Prehistory), University of Sydney, PhD Archaeology, La Trobe University

Rock art and cultural heritage management

Dr Christine Finn
MA (Oxon) Archaeology and Anthropology, DPhil Archaeology, FSA, University of Oxford

Creative archaeology; Jacquetta Hawkes and literary excavation; retro technology and material culture of Silicon Valley, Occupation of Jersey, Channel Islands; materiality esp. concrete; the past as inspiration, esp. in the work of WB Yeats and Seamus Heaney; sonic excavation; the archaeology of print journalism; the home and home-less-ness; un-material culture.

Ursula Frederick

Rock art, modern material culture, contact art, mark-making activities

Gordon Grimwade

Historical archaeology, archaeology of the Chinese, cultural heritage management, industrial archaeology

Michael Habicht
Licentiatus Philosophiae, MA University of Zurich

 Bioarchaeology, physical anthropology, palaeopathology, history of disease and health, mummies, Egyptology

Professor Maciej Henneberg
MSc (cum laude), PhD, DSc  A. Mickiewicz, FAIBiol                    
Wood Jones Professor of Anatomical and Comparative Anatomy, University of Adelaide

Human evolution, anatomical variation, osteology, palaeodemography, comparative anatomy, palaeopathology

Professor Cornelius Holtorf

Archaeology and popular culture, cultural heritage and the modern world, popular archaeologies, monuments and cultural memory

Dr Philip Hughes
BSc University of Canterbury, MSc University of Canterbury, PhD UNSW

Geoarchaeology, Indigenous archaeology, especially in arid Australia, agricultural history in the highlands of PNG

Dr James Hunter
BA Northwestern State University of Louisiana, MA University of West Florida, PhD Flinders University

Maritime archaeology, historical archaeology, conflict archaeology, watercraft abandonment, Spanish colonial archaeology, British colonial archaeology, public archaeology, archaeological conservation, archaeological visualisation and illustration, shipbuilding and maritime technology, Post-Medieval seafaring, Naval history, and Naval suppression of the slave trade.

Gary Jackson
BA (Hons) Adelaide

Cultural heritage management, repatriation, Indigenous archaeology and anthropology

Emily Jateff
BA Anthropology/Archaeology, University of West Florida, MMA Flinders University, Grad. Dip. Gastronomy University of Adelaide

Maritime archaeology, screen, media and archaeology, underwater cultural heritage at risk, maritime food and culture, disaster preparedness and response

Dr Bill Jeffery

Maritime archaeology in Asia and the Pacific

Amer Khan
BA, BSc Yale, MMA Flinders
Department of Environment and Heritage, Adelaide

Ship construction practices in South Australia,  ship abandonment, underwater conservation and heritage management

Dr Jun Kimura
BA, Tokai (Japan), MMA Flinders, PhD Flinders

Asian maritime archaeology, ship structure and construction, Japanese underwater cultural heritage in the Asian and Pacific regions.

Robin Koch
Associate Lecturer
B.Tech Adelaide University

Surveying, GIS, mapping

Ms Lyn Leader-Elliott

Cultural heritage management, heritage tourism, World Heritage, museum studies, heritage interpretation, intangible heritage

Belinda Liebelt
BARCH (Hons), Flinders University
South Australia Native Title Services

Indigenous archaeology, Cross-cultural ‘contact’ history/archaeology, Settler-colonial studies, Critical heritage studies, repatriation, archaeological theory, Cultural heritage management, Native title and heritage.

Dr Teghan Lucas
BHealthSci (Hons), PhD University of Adelaide

Physical anthropology, forensic anthropology, bio-archaeology,
anthropometrics and human identification, human osteology

Arek Marcianiak

European prehistory, ethnoarchaeology and archaeological theor

Justin McCarthy
Austral Archaeology Pty Ltd

Cultural heritage management, historical archaeology, archaeology of the overseas Chinese, urban archaeology, industrial archaeology

Kim McCaul
BA Social Anthropology, University of Kent at Canterbury, Prof. Cert. Applied Anthropology, University of Adelaide, MA Applied Linguistics, University of New England

Aboriginal anthropology, Aboriginal linguistics, anthropology of consciousness, cross-cultural communication, Native Title and cultural heritage, racism and race relations

Dr Jennifer F. McKinnon
BA University of Florida, MS Florida State University, PhD Florida State University

Maritime archaeology, historical archaeology, cultural heritage management, Spanish colonization and mission systems, ship construction, lifesaving stations and shipwreck shelter hut, World War II

Emeritus Professor Vincent Megaw
AM, MA, DLitt Edinburgh, FAHA, FSA, FSA Scot, MIFA, FRAI

Archaeology and anthropology of art, archaeology of musical instruments, Australasian prehistory and protohistory, early Celtic art, contemporary Aboriginal art, museology

Professor George Nicholas
BA, MA, PhD UMass
Department of Archaeology Simon Fraser University Canada

Indigenous archaeology, cultural and intellectual property rights, decolonisation of theory and practice

David Nutley
MBEnv UNSW, MMA Flinders, GD Curtin
Comber Consultants Pty Limited, Croydon, NSW

Cultural heritage management, museums, underwater cultural heritage

Dr Tim Owen
BSc (Hons) Leicester, PhD Flinders
Godden Mackay Logan Heritage, Redfern, NSW

Cultural heritage management, Indigenous archaeology, historical archaeology, scientific archaeology, stable isotope analysis, bioarchaeology, archival recording and photography, archaeological surveying and heritage landscape analysis

Dr John Perkins
PhD Bristol


Dr Susan Piddock
BA (Hons), MA, PhD Flinders

The archaeology of institutions, houses, disease and health, documentary and historical archaeology, finds analysis and burial practices

Mark Polzer
BS Texas A&M University, MA Texas A&M University

Seafaring and maritime trade in the ancient world, Phoenician and Greek colonisation, cultural contacts, ship construction and the development and transference of maritime technology, iconography

Jason Raupp
BA Northwestern State , MA West Florida

Maritime archaeology, historical archaeology, contact rock art

Dr Nathan Richards
BA (Hons), PhD Flinders University
Maritime Heritage Program
UNC-Coastal Studies Institute
Wanchese, Program in Maritime Studies
East Carolina University

Maritime archaeology, archaeological theory and method, history of technology, cultural resources mfanagement

Vicki Richards
BAppSc (Hons) Curtin, MPhil Murdoch
Western Australia Museum
Perth, WA

Shipwreck conservation, materials conservation

Dr Ines Domingo Sanz
BA Universitat de València, PhD Universitat de València

Rock art, archaeology, ethnoarchaeology

Professor John Schofield

Cultural heritage management, landscape, archaeology of the contemporary past and conflict archaeology

Dr Deb Shefi
MA Flinders, PhD Flinders

Maritime archaeology, in-situ preservation, underwater cultural heritage management

Jason Shute
GRSM, ARCH (Hons) 

Historical South Australia and the development of the copper industry and key South Australians

Dr Kleanthis Simirdanis
Master and PhD in Geophysics, Aristotle University

Geophysical methods (Electrical Resistivity Tomographies), archaeological geophysics, maritime archaeology

Emeritus Professor Mike Smith
BA (Hons), MA, Australian National University, PhD, University of New England

Prehistory and human ecology of Australian deserts, Late Pleistocene archaeology and initial human settlement of Australia, the archaeology of northern Australia and the social and cultural history of traditional Aboriginal societies

Dr Pam Smith
BA (Hons) Adelaide, Grad Dip Archaeology Flinders, PhD Flinders

Historical archaeology (European and Indigenous), cultural heritage management, archaeobotany, interpretations of cultural landscape

Associate Professor Mark Staniforth
BSc Murdoch, Grad Cert Tertiary Ed Flinders University, Grad Dip Maritime Arch Curtin, MA University of Sydney, PhD Flinders University

Historical archaeology, maritime archaeology, underwater cultural heritage issues, museum studies 

Dr Lynley Wallis
BA (Hons) UWA, PhD ANU
Wallis Heritage Consulting, SA

Indigenous archaeology, archaeological science, cultural heritage management, phytolith studies


Dr Keryn Walshe
BA ANU, Grad Cert TertEd Flinders University
Principal Researcher, Archaeology.
South Australian Museum, Adelaide, SA

Indigenous Australian archaeology, faunal analysis, taphonomy, museum studies, cultural heritage management

Dr Alan Watchman
BSc (Hons) Adelaide, MSc ANU, MSc (Hons) Wollongong, PhD University of Canberra

Rock art conservation, management and dating, geoarchaeology, sourcing studies

Dr Alan N. Williams
B.Sc (Hons) University of Leicester, M.Sc. University of London, PhD The Australian National University
Extent Heritage Pty Ltd

Aboriginal (Indigenous) archaeology, palaeo-demography, radiocarbon, palaeo-climatology, cultural resource management